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Technical Tidbits 8/1: Pygs and Golems, and Other Coaching Philosophies

Coaching philosophies, and a couple of coaching additions.

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Is it just me or do you also get hyped-up and motivated just reading about the energy that head coach Geoff Collins and his new coaching staff bring to the program? Regardless of how many wins and losses the Yellow Jackets end up with this season, one thing is most likely certain. And that is the Yellow Jackets will likely be bringing an extraordinary amount of energy and enthusiasm to each and every game this season.

It’s all about the philosophy and mindset that the new coaching staff is instilling in its players. This wonderful quote from defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Andrew Thacker pretty much sums it up:

“One way [Collins] teaches is the Pygmalion Effect; he’s the Greek dude who made a statue and fell in love with the statue. Eventually, what you believe and what you’re trying to display, you eventually become.”

With the players buying into a philosophy that encourages them to be and to do their best, another thing is certain. While outsiders may not believe the Yellow Jackets are the best team in college football (not right now, at least), it is clear that the coaches and players are striving to be the best Yellow Jackets team that they can be. Often, that’s all that matters.

Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program has got a new assistant coach. Yolanda Berryhill will be joining the Yellow Jackets as a strength and conditioning coach. This will not be her first experience at Tech. In 2011 she served as a strength and conditioning intern assisting both the basketball and volleyball teams.

And in more Tech coaching news, swimming and diving head coach Courtney Shealy Hart announced that Angie Nicolletta will be joining the coaching staff. The Atlanta native was a star swimmer at Louisville who set school records in multiple events.

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From my Yellow Jacket Twitter Feed:

The Yellow Jackets are back to practice. Yesterday was the first day of Fall Camp.

It’s August! Just four more weeks left until you know what happens.